Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals, Jewelry, CAD-CAM
Establish your creative practice in metal fabrication with Temple’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metals, Jewelry, CAD-CAM from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. This 126-credit undergraduate degree program is the largest in the nation and unique in its emphasis on CAD-CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing).
Learn traditional techniques, theory and cutting-edge digital practices in jewelry, metals, computer-aided design and 3D printing from faculty who are practicing artists themselves. Design and make jewelry and objects of beauty and utility using advanced tools. Work with a range of materials including gold, silver, aluminum and bronze as well as titanium, resin and plastics.
Practice a broad range of approaches, including traditional metalsmithing, extensive and experimental use of digital fabrication technologies, large-scale electroforming, casting, and laser welding. The faculty’s extensive professional networks connect students to internships and other opportunities throughout the local and national metals and jewelry communities.
Philadelphia is a premier center of jewelry-making and a home base for exploring museums and galleries. This, coupled with Temple’s resources and research facilities serve as a strong foundation for students’ conceptual exploration and advancement of their craft. Students can explore a range of other studio areas as well, learning the fundamentals of studio practice and principles for all visual art expression in addition to traditional vocabulary, theory, media and techniques.